SBAR: Structured Communication and Psychological Safety in Health Care

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“SBAR”, an acronym that stands for Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation, is one of the most widely used communication tools in patient safety. It can be particularly helpful for structuring communication around patient handovers and in any situation where clear, concise communication is critical.

This audio broadcast presents a detailed and in-depth conversation between a number of experts who have been involved in developing and researching the impact of SBAR communication methods.

This conversation highlights a range of different settings that SBAR can be used in. In particular, it also highlights how different components of the SBAR approach might present particular challenges for different groups of healthcare staff in different settings.

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